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Dropping or Withdrawing Classes

Know what will happen to your financial aid/scholarships before you drop or withdraw from a class

Your financial aid and scholarships may be affected by changes in your class schedule. Look through the scenarios below and visit your My Aid Dashboard and Scholarship Summary to review your financial aid before making a decision. 


General BYU academic and need-based scholarships require you to be enrolled in at least 14 credits. Falling below 14 credits can result in the loss of your scholarship for the semester. You have the option to complete a Scholarship Contract for a 28-hour alternative between two semesters. 

Off-campus scholarships and departmental scholarships have varying minimum credit hour requirements. Review the credit hour requirement for your scholarship in your Scholarship Summary.

Federal Pell Grant

Your Federal Pell Grant is granted based on your Pell Credit Eligibility.

All pell-eligible classes must be added by the semester add/drop deadline to be counted towards the total credit hours that determine the Federal Pell Grant amount for that semester. If you add any class after the add/drop deadline (including a block class), that class may not count towards your total number of credits used to calculate your Pell Grant eligibility. 

If you withdraw from a class after the add/drop deadline, the Financial Aid Office will review your case and look for proof of attendance. You will not have to be involved in that process. If it cannot be determined that you attended the class, then you may be required to pay back some, or all, of your Pell Grant. Discontinuing from all classes, even if there is proof of attendance, may result in a reduction of your Pell Grant.

Federal Loans

You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours for the semester at the time your loan is disbursed. If you drop or withdraw below six credit hours after disbursement and we cannot determine proof of attendance, you may need to pay back some or all your federal loan. Discontinuing from all classes, even if there is proof of attendance, may result in a reduction of your federal loans.